What is the MUSE Conference?
- Began in 2015, the Michigan University-wide Sustainability and Environment (MUSE) Conference is an annual student-led conference aimed at bringing together the immense array of sustainability and environment-related research ongoing at the University of Michigan, with the goal of fostering connections and new collaborations across the disciplines.
Who is our audience?
- U-M researchers at all stages of their career (undergrad, Masters, Ph.D., faculty, staff) and from all 3 UM campuses who seek a variety of ways to engage with environment- and sustainability-related research;
- collaborators and sponsors of UM sustainability programs and projects;
- practitioners, community members, and anyone who wish to engage in and learn about ongoing sustainability-related research at UM.
What are the conference objectives?
- create opportunities to network with researchers across disciplines;
- showcase sustainability and environment-related research;
- facilitate interdisciplinary conversations that wouldn’t exist elsewhere;
- challenge existing ideas of sustainability and move toward praxis.
What kind of experiences do we want attendees to have?
- a variety of formal and informal opportunities that allow participants to enhance their own research in new ways;
- engage in topical conversations that go beyond Q&A;
- develop a sense of community and fun with fellow participants.
What are the desired impacts and outcomes for the MUSE 2020 Conference?
- build relationships that allow for continued conversations beyond the conference as well as future collaboration;
- spark new ideas on environment- and sustainability-related research;
- inspire attendees to continue to engage in the MUSE community;
- empower attendees to take individual or collective sustainable actions.